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Discussion in 'Woodturning Discussion Forum' started by Mike Johnson, Dec 23, 2017.

  1. Gary Beasley

    Gary Beasley

    Sep 12, 2017
    Marietta, Georgia
    Talc is well known for the possibilty of naturally occuring asbestos. There was a flap a good while back about talcum powder with asbestos in it, the manufacturers never thought to check. Powder from any stone product is problematic, silicosis is a known problem from quartz rocks. Mother nature can hand you some bad ass problems.
  2. Mike Johnson

    Mike Johnson

    Jul 26, 2016
    Some people don't even consider the organic materials that get turned on a lathe
    you never know what kind of fungus, mold or bacteria has colonized a log. The lungs
    provide a nice moist habitat for those types of critters when you breath them in. On several
    occasions over the years I had to get a prescription to take care of several lung infections
    caused by these types of bugs. No fun!

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